James Garcia

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Fly is a simple video-editing app that lets you shoot from four iPhones at once

There are simple video-editing apps, and then there's Fly, a new iPhone app that lets you edit a short movie inside literally one screen. Fly works by importing four of your videos into the app's editor, and then letting you tap on each one to make live cuts and switch between clips instantly. You …

Maybe tablets were better than desktops all along

With Apple’s mobile and desktop platforms growing closer in iOS 8 and Yosemite, I started wondering: Is the laptop inherently better for computing than a tablet, or does it just seem that way because we’re so used to the folding form factor?<p>Could it be that, if the iPad had launched before the Mac …

Moot

Google turns on its crazy modular phone in public for the first time

Project Ara is alive, sort of<p>Speaking today at Google I/O, the technical lead for Project Ara, Paul Eremenko, showed off the progress his team has made since we saw the very early first prototypes this past April. He showed off a functional, form-factor prototype. Which is a nerdy way of saying …

10 great uses for old Android phones/tablets

There’s so much that your Android device is capable of and you just haven’t realized it yet. So, with a little bit of effort, you can help your old Android device break free from the depths of your cupboard.<p>Here are some of the best examples.<p>1. Alarm clock<p>People still buy dedicated alarm clocks? …

Gear & Gadgets

Here's what's inside Valve's first Steam Machine prototypes

A week after announcing the Linux-based SteamOS and promising Steam Box PCs developed by a variety of hardware partners, Valve has officially announced the specs of the 300 prototype units it will be giving out to beta testers. In a news post, the company outlined some technical details and an …

Tomorrow's cities: What's it like to live in a smart city?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1012000/1012212_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518137508_1a6329b7c7db2687d1d8c194cedfba3d<p><b>As we head towards a new era of urbanisation - half of the world's population will live in cities by 2050 - the race is on to make our cities fit</b> …

Smart Cities

Three things you need to understand about 3D printing to talk about it intelligently

Several of the biggest brains in 3D printing joined Quartz for a discussion about the future of the technology at General Assembly in New York City on July 16. Here are the three most interesting things we learned.<p>1. Customization is effectively free with 3D printing<p>The upsides of 3D printing are …

3D Printing

Apple’s agnostic approach to TV: better than Google’s but not a win for viewers

Advertisement<p>21 Comments<p>The TV industry is in a strange holding pattern. Its longtime business model — which involves force-feeding expensive bundles …

Smart TV

Will technology ever deliver a perfect speaker or headphone?

Aside from a handful of audiophiles, no one really wants that -- even if it were compact and affordable. Everyone just wants a sound that sounds good to them.<p>It's got to be the No. 1 audiophile fantasy: someday we'll have a breakthrough that allows speakers to perfectly reproduce sound. Once the …

How Microsoft spent a decade asleep on the job

Once upon a time, a young man named Bill had a vision. He saw "a PC on every desk, and every machine running Microsoft software". And lo, it came to …

After Mobile: Smarter TVs

This week, Microsoft took a $900 million charge against its Surface effort, showing that the idea of merging PCs and tablets has not resonated with consumers. At the same time, growth in mobile phones and tablets is still increasing while PC sales are dwindling. The PC has now moved to a work tool; …

Is Spotify bad for music?

<b>Tim Ingham:</b> We live in a post-Napster world. For most of the 00s it looked as if the professional recorded music industry – artists, managers, record …